Lenovo IdeaPad 130s 14 Budget Laptop PC
The Lenovo IdeaPad 130s 14 is an inexpensive Windows laptop model with a 14″ display and entry-level components.
Starting at around only $230, the IdeaPad 130s 14 provides a basic HD screen resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels. The display doesn’t have wide viewing angles of IPS-type screens and it doesn’t provide touch input functionality.
Inside its plastic chassis with a non-backlit keyboard, the IdeaPad 130s 14″ carries a basic but power-efficient Intel Celeron N4000 dual-core processor. It is a good solution only for light day-to-day computing tasks. Performance and usability of the base configuration of the laptop are also limited by unsatisfactory small amounts of RAM and eMMC-type storage space. They have capacities of 2GB and 32GB, respectively. Thankfully, Lenovo has also provided 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC options for a more comfortable computing.
As for the battery, the included unit has a mediocre capacity of 32 WHr. But, given the notebook’s power efficient Celeron CPU, the battery life is decent. It’s “up to 8 hours”, according to Lenovo.
Specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad 130s 14
Here are the specs of the Lenovo IdeaPad 130s 14 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
The 14" laptop screens are a compromise between portability of 13.3" or smaller laptop displays and comfort of the popular 15.6-inchers.
|Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels HD
This is an entry-level screen resolution, oftentimes found on budget laptops. It doesn't deliver picture sharpness and space on the screen like the Full HD or higher resolution laptop displays do.
This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
|Other Display Specs||TN type
Displays based on the old TN technology lack wide viewing angles you can find on IPS screens. The colors may look washed out or inverted at certain viewing angles.
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Celeron N4000 (decent for daily computing, but not fully smooth)|
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel UHD 600 integrated graphics
This is an entry-level graphics processor. It’s capable of running only the lightest PC games.
|System Memory (RAM) Size||2GB RAM
2GB RAM size is rare nowadays and makes laptops with it almost unusable due to the low capacity. The recommended size is at least 8GB.
4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2023. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.
|Data Storage||32GB eMMC
A barely usable capacity.
A very small but usable capacity.
|DVD Optical Drive||None|
|Keyboard & Input||Non-backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad
The keyboard has no backlit keys and no separate numeric pad you can usually find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
VGA 480p resolution
This is a low web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p laptop webcam resolution, so it can't produce a sharp picture. It's especially low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphones.
The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
|Ethernet Network Port||No
This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
|Mobile broadband (4G LTE)||No|
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
|USB Ports||1 x USB-C
A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
2 x USB 3.0
A pair of full-size USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
|Media Card Reader||MicroSD card reader
The laptop has a slot for MicroSD memory cards. These are small SD cards commonly used in smartphones.
|Battery||2-cell 32 WHr|
|Windows Version||Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.
A typical laptop warranty.
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